Cardona’s late strike sends Spain into the quarterfinals with Denmark in disbelief.

By Connor Wagner


Spain were able to set-up a quarter-final against the Lionesses in the Euro’s 2022 after Marta Cardona was able to score late on.


The goal came with just minutes to go as Carmona whipped a cross in and Cardona was able to guide her header into the back of the net.


Spain could have had a goal earlier on during the second half after the ball struck Holmgaard’s arm. The ball seemed to be driven straight at the Danish defender, so VAR was quick to rule out the penalty.


A victory in Brentford for Spain means that they will now face England in Brighton on Wednesday in the first quarterfinal.


Spain boss Jorge Vilda said after the game that facing England will be “the toughest game in the Euros”. She continued by saying “We like a challenge. Now we need to recover well, knowing we are up against a contender for this competition."


Denmark have sadly missed out on the knockouts, but Denmark boss Lars Sondergaard said “We knew this was the group of death, unfortunately we were the ones who died. But we fought for our lives.


He continued by saying "We improved a lot and developed a lot in the tournament. The players had teary eyes."


Spain will look to kick on and move forward to Wednesday’s game, as for Denmark, their tournament is over, but they will be back.

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